Hemlock Garden Trail

Park Activities

  • Hiking
Hemlock Garden Trail
Pine Mountain State Resort Park
1050 State Park Road
Pineville, KY 40977
Pineville, KY
Daniel Boone Country


The path descends down into a wooded ravine containing old-growth hemlock trees that are 3-4 feet in diameter and over 300 years old; the Hemlock Garden. Many large white oak and tulip poplar trees are also found here and several large sandstone boulders form Boulder Alley, where the trail meanders along a woodland stream among house-sized rocks. Other highlights include footbridges, cascading stream views and a charming native stone shelter house built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. An optional side-spur path leads to Inspiration Point, a large thicket of rhododendron nestled among towering hemlocks. Elevation change of 250 feet and marked with red blazes.

    Trail Details
    • Length (mi.): .5
    • Difficulty: Strenuous